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With rising home prices and low interest rates, Americans are spending a record amount of money fixing up their kitchens, bathrooms and man-caves. But a lack of skilled workers is limiting the boom.
Aug. 11, 2016
Farmworkers in South Texas marched 200 miles for better wages and working conditions. But the strike ultimately failed, and workers today face the same problem: growers who systematically underpay.
Aug. 11, 2016
A woman participating in a civilian police academy event because she wanted to show her support for law enforcement was killed by an officer who apparently believed he was shooting blanks.
Aug. 10, 2016
U.S. enforcement officials said they will not change how they treat marijuana under federal drug control laws, turning aside a bid from Democratic governors to loosen restrictions on the substance.
Aug. 10, 2016
"For all the moms out there, I hope that this was a very inspiring day," Armstrong said after winning her race and making Olympic history in Rio de Janeiro.
Aug. 10, 2016
Kohei Uchimura, who has been the best in the world for seven years, kept his Olympic title in the all-around. American Kristin Armstrong took a third gold in cycling — a day before turning 43.
Aug. 10, 2016
This shower might be crazy; it might have no conception of how a normal shower is supposed to behave. But it's also the punchline to a story that took months to tell.
Aug. 10, 2016
The 10 athletes representing the first-ever refugee team received a stadium-rattling ovation at the opening ceremony. They hope to send a message about refugees that reaches far beyond the Rio Games.
Aug. 10, 2016
Founder Julian Assange has dropped broad hints that emails leaked to the site which embarrassed party leaders came from the murdered man. Police and the man's family don't support the story.
Aug. 10, 2016
Slaughterhouses, while safer than decades ago, are some of the country's most hazardous workplaces. They are fined by the government for safety violations, but those fines may not be big enough.
Aug. 10, 2016
The Department of Justice found a "pattern or practice" of discrimination by the city's police. But the report also spotlights the individual victims — and the injustices behind the numbers.
Aug. 10, 2016
Firefighters have made significant progress containing the Soberanes Fire, north of Big Sur, and the Pilot Fire, east of LA. However, the Mineral Fire, in Fresno County, seared 5,000 acres overnight.
Aug. 10, 2016
Rear Adm. Mustafa Zeki Ugurlu, who had just finished a NATO job in Norfolk, Va., is among the "pro coup fugitives" being pursued by Turkey following last month's failed coup attempt.
Aug. 10, 2016
The government keeps track of who is alive and who is dead. But there can be errors. And when you're mistakenly ruled dead, it can be remarkably tough to convince people you're still among the living.
Aug. 10, 2016
Dozens of lawsuits were filed after the deadly May 2015 accident. An attorney for one person who received a settlement says a confidentiality provision prevents him from disclosing any details.
Aug. 10, 2016
Emails obtained by conservative group Judicial Watch fuel allegations the Clinton Foundation worked to compensate donors by providing access at the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure.
Aug. 10, 2016
The Australian Bureau of Statistics says no data was stolen. Users faced error messages after the system was overpowered by what the government said was multiple denial-of-service attacks.
Aug. 10, 2016
Stargazers, get ready for something spectacular on Thursday. The annual Perseid meteor shower, already one of the most reliably impressive celestial events, promises to be especially good this year.
Aug. 10, 2016
Amnesty International says 97 were killed when soldiers shot peaceful protesters in different parts of the country. Protesters have various grievances, but all share frustration with the government.
Aug. 10, 2016
Candidates are talking about taxes and trade, but not about the tsunami: the massive wave of automation that will transform the workplace.
Aug. 10, 2016

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